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HELP GIVE WATER - OUR NEXT COMMUNITIES
Through your Green Cross donation this year, you can help build water systems in new Acqua for Life communities in Brazil and Qishu, China.

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THE PROGRAM: ACQUA FOR LIFE

Acqua for Life is a humanitarian campaign on a global scale that was launched in 2011 by Giorgio Armani. The project was created in light of a simple, yet fundamental, consideration: water is one of the most important elements of life, yet in many parts of the world, access to this essential is a daily struggle.

The Acqua for Life program helps install water points, latrines, as well as rainwater collection, water filtering and purification systems in areas that lack water, a natural element fundamental to life. This results into people having water to drink, prepare food every day, wash, and maintain water crops and their livestock. Children can attend school more regularly. Women have more time to focus on their children, dedicate time to their literacy and be productive for their community, instead of having to fetch water.

With Acqua for Life, people reclaim the right to drinking water and sanitation recognized by the United Nations in 2010.

Acqua for Life is a global humanitarian campaign launched in 2011 by Giorgio Armani. Find out more about the project at www.acquaforlife.org

#Acquaforlife is a global campaign launched in 2011 by Giorgio Armani. Find out more at www.acquaforlife.org

ACQUA FOR LIFE with UNICEF in the United States

For the ninth year running, Giorgio Armani’s Acqua for Life campaign continues to help UNICEF provide safe, clean drinking water to children. Since 2010, Giorgio Armani has raised $4 million to support UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programs in Belize, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Ivory Coast, Guatemala, Haiti, Mauritania, Togo and Vietnam. For the March 2018 campaign, funds raised will support UNICEF’s WASH programs in Haiti.

Green Cross and Giorgio Armani are working together to provide people sustainable sources of safe drinking water. Find out more at www.acquaforlife.org

Join Giorgio Armani and Green Cross in their global campaign for safe drinking water at www.acquaforlife.org #acquaforlife

ACQUA FOR LIFE with GREEN CROSS INTERNATIONAL

Green Cross International builds wells, latrines and washbasins to provide hygiene means and protect the immediate environment for the most deprived communities. In addition, Green Cross International conducts awareness campaigns on local water issues and hygiene, especially in schools, so that children understand already from an early age the importance of simple actions, such as washing hands with soap, to prevent the spread of germs. Finally, the sustainability of the project also involves training adults in the proper use and maintenance of infrastructure.

Since 2011, Green Cross International has implemented projects for Acqua for Life in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, China, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico and Brazil. For 2018 the focus will be in Senegal, Sri Lanka and Bolivia.

Green Cross and Giorgio Armani are working together to provide people sustainable sources of safe drinking water. Find out more at www.acquaforlife.org

Join Giorgio Armani and Green Cross in their global campaign for safe drinking water at www.acquaforlife.org #acquaforlife

ACQUA FOR LIFE with the new partner: WATERAID

Acqua for Life is honored to have an additional partnership for 2018 with international non-profit organization WaterAid. WaterAid is working to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation, and is currently working in 34 countries globally to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people.

Giorgio Armani’s Aqua for Life initiative selected WaterAid to join existing partners Unicef US and Green Cross International due to their technical expertise in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Other key factors beneficial to the partnership include WaterAid’s global presence, collaborative approach and commitment to finding sustainable solutions to the WASH crisis.

In 2018, the Acqua for Life initiative will be supporting three new WaterAid programs focusing on schools and health care facilities in Madagascar, Nepal and Papa New Guinea.

Green Cross and Giorgio Armani are working together to provide people sustainable sources of safe drinking water. Find out more at www.acquaforlife.org

Join Giorgio Armani and Green Cross in their global campaign for safe drinking water at www.acquaforlife.org #acquaforlife

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How you can Help

Barbara Palvin, face of Giorgio Armani’s fragrance Acqua di Gioia, travelled to the water scarce communities of Sri Lanka. She was visibly moved by the people she met, and learning about their hardships due to no access to clean water. Seeing the enormous impact access to clean water has on literally every aspect of people’s lives has caused a strong commitment to the Acqua for Life program.

Following her discovery of what #WaterMeans in Sri Lanka, Barbara Palvin is committed to raising awareness about the water scarcity issue, engaging people to share on social media what #WaterMeans in their daily lives.

Your Green Cross donation will help build the next #Acquaforlife community in Patagonia, Argentina. You can make your donation at www.acquaforlife.org

You can #helpgivewater just by spreading the word of the #Acquaforlife cause. www.acquaforlife.org